Farmers Excluded from Renewable Energy Strategy

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that while the announcement today of a significant solar farm coming onto the grid in Cork is positive, the Government is failing to embrace the potential of farms to generate renewable energy. “Almost every farm has the potential to generate renewable energy for its own use and ultimately to generate […]

Review of TAMS Costings Must Include All Applications Approved Under Tranche 22

IFA Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue that the review of the reference costings for grant-aided work under the TAMS on-farm investment scheme is complete. The Department of Agriculture carried out this costings review, and the changes will be implemented from the opening of TAMS […]

Vulture Fund Must Engage Constructively Following Removal of Farm from Online Auction – IFA

The Chair of IFA Debt Support Service, Martin Stapleton, has called on vulture fund “Everyday” to engage constructively with IFA to agree on a solution with the Conway family in Co Offaly. The Conway family farm was removed from an online sale this morning following a protest at the family farm by the Rhode branch of IFA and […]

The CAP reform agreement betrays the commitments made by the EU – ECVC

For ECVC, this CAP reform fails to meet the nine CAP objectives and the objectives set out in the Green Deal and the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. At the close of the trilogue negotiations on the CAP reform, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) expresses its frustration and disappointment with regard to the agreed […]

Macra: More of the Same Does Not Work for Young Farmers

Macra na Feirme appeared in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine yesterday to lay out its plans to address the need for more investment in generational renewal.  Macra na Feirme National President John Keane called for the elimination of the five-year rule in relation to young farmers. The rule […]

List of County Towns Announced for IFA’s Day of Action

IFA has announced the list of county towns for the nationwide Day of Action tomorrow. Farmers in each of the 29 County Executives will hold a rally at 11am to highlight the importance of the farming and agri-food sector to the rural economy. IFA President Tim Cullinan said critical decisions are imminent which will have […]

Macra President encourages EU Trilogues to deliver for young Farmers

As the EU Trilogues talks continue on the new CAP strategy, Macra na Feirme National President John Keane has (this evening, Thursday, May 27th) reminded Minister Charlie McConalogue, T.D of the critical supports needed for young farmers arising from any EU agreement. As the talks continue, indications are that 3% of direct payments will be […]

Teagasc appoint Dr David Wall as Enterprise leader at Johnstown Castle

Dr David Wall has been appointed as the new enterprise leader at the Teagasc campus in Johnstown Castle. The enterprise leader role is to lead the management of the farms and estate in Teagasc Environment Research Centre to deliver the research programme. He will be working as part of the team led by Dr Karl […]

IFA Employment Seminar to address legislation, legal & insurance issues

IFA is holding an Employment Seminar ‘Employment Compliance for FarmerEmployers’ on Thurs, 6th May at 7.30 pm. The event will take place over Microsoft Teams. The seminar will include an expert panel to discuss the importance of compliancefor farmer employers and an overview of its new employment service. The panel will take farmer employers through the main issues around employment legislation and the important legal, insurance, and other issues […]

Open letter to the Institutions: Europe needs more farmers

Today,in a letter to the European Commission and CAP legislators, signed by farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, unions, and researchers, European Coordination Via Campesina underlines the key role of small and medium-sized farmers in the resolution of current social, environmental, and food-related crises. It demands that EU policy in this pivotal moment must support and increase the […]

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